Arts Calendar

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· Apex Gallery, Room 201 Classroom Building, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, 501 E. St. Joseph St., Rapid City - "Preaching to the Birds," a mixed-media installation by Black Hills State University assistant professor of art Ann Porter, is on display through March 2. Porter's art blends her religious upbringing with a love of beauty and her own quirky sense of humor. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Sundays. Call 394-1254.

· Artforms, 360 Main St., Hill City - Featured artists for February are Karell Lehmann, a potter from Rapid City and Alice Smith of Hill City, a poet who also paints. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Call 574-4894.

· A Walk in the Woods Gallery, 506 Mount Rushmore Road, Custer - Jim Whartman, a Hemingford, Neb., painter, is the featured artist at the gallery this week. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Call 673-6400, or go to www.WalkWoods.com.

· Central Gallery and Ruth Brennan Gallery, Dahl Arts Center, 713 Seventh St., Rapid City - Now on display in the Ruth Brennan Gallery is "Between Earth & Sky," by Lynn Thorpe and Bright Springman. The exhibit runs through March 17. In the Central Gallery, Black Hills area high school teachers get a chance to show off their talents. The exhibit, which runs from Feb. 2 to March 10, is sponsored by the Rapid City Arts Council. Dahl Arts Center hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Call 394-4101 or go to www.thedahl.org.

· Custer County Library, Custer - Harlan Krutsch is exhibiting his drawings and paintings this month. Krutsch uses various mediums such as acrylic, scratch art and pencils. Library hours are 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Wednesdays and 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. Saturdays. Call 673-8178.

· Spearfish City Hall Atrium n Susan Nelson of Lead will display her watercolors in the atrium through February. The city hall building is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Call 722-7568.

· Sturgis Public Library - The Sturgis Middle School students will be displaying their art during February at the library. Call 720-2293.

· Surroundings Gallery, 21 N. Fourth St., Custer - Featured artist is Linda Thelin of Custer. Thelin combines her fondness for vintage elements with contemporary jewelry designs. Hours are 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Call 673-2278 or 1-888-495-6368 or go to www.surroundingssd.com.

· Warrior's Work/Ben West Gallery, 277 Main St., Hill City - The featured artist for February is Lori Jones. She works in acrylics or pen and ink. Jones, a K-12 art teacher in the Hill City School District, encourages students of all ages to pursue their dreams and showcase their talents in local and regional art shows. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.

· West River Gallery, 518 7th St., Rapid City - Currently featuring the romantic art of Jack Vettriano through the month of February. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. Call 355-9730.


· The Journey Museum, 222 New York St., Rapid City- The exhibit, "Seeking the Hills: A History Through Black Hills Tourism," continues in the Stanford Adelstein Gallery. Call 394-6923 for more information. The museum will host a Family Fun Day titled: "Happy Chinese New Year!" The workshop runs from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at the museum. Participants will do projects related to Chinese culture with a take-home packet. Cost is $3, which includes admission to the museum exhibits. Call 394-4103.


· Black Hills Community Theatre presents Robert Harling's "Steel Magnolias" through Feb. 18. Call 394-1786.

n Youth & Family Services presents its second annual dinner theatre fundraiser, "Broadway Tonight!" Feb. 16 and 17 at the YFS facility at 120 E. Adams St. All proceeds benefit YFS programs. Black Hills artist Eric Johnson returns to headline this evening of popular Broadway tunes. Doors open at 6 p.m. for a social hour and tours of the YFS facility, followed by a buffet dinner provided by Outback Steakhouse. A silent auction featuring a variety of items will be conducted both evenings. Individual tickets are $50. Call 342-4195.

· The Black Hills Symphony Orchestra presents "Is there a Doctor in the House?" Saturday, March 31. This dinner theater show begins with dinner at 6:30 p.m. followed by the show at 7 p.m. at the Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn. Cost is $60 per person. Tickets will be sold at the civic center box office beginning Feb. 14. Call 348-1924 or 431-0354.


· Butch Thompson, jazz pianist and clarinetist, formerly pianist with Garrison Keillor's PBS show "A Prairie Home Companion," will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25. His concert will include classical jazz, ragtime and blues.

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Singing Valentines

· Meadowlark Productions presents Singing Valentines. Choose your song, and a Meadowlark performer will deliver it along with a rose to your sweetheart on Valentine's Day. Call 391-4396.

Winter art show

· The 28th annual Winter Arts Show at the Spearfish Art Center Matthews Opera House continues today. The show will be open for viewing from noon to 5 p.m. today. A reception and awards ceremony will be 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. today.

Nostalgia series

· The Friends of the Devereaux Library at South Dakota School of Mines & Technology are presenting the 13th Annual Nostalgia Film Series. This series features classic films that are shown on consecutive Sunday evenings at Elks Theatre. This year's series, "The Start of Something Big," is comprised of films that were so popular that each of them inspired a sequel. Tickets are available at the door for $5. Call Devereaux Library at 394-1262. This year's films include:

· Today - "Stagecoach," starring John Wayne;

· Feb. 18 - "Funny Girl," starring Barbara Streisand;

· Feb. 25 - "Double Indemnity," starring Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray;

· March 4 - "East of Eden," starring James Dean;

· March 11 - "To Sir, With Love," starring Sidney Poitier;

· March 18 - "Harvey," starring Jimmy Stewart.

Art workshops

· The Historic Adams House will host a hardanger embroidery workshop from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb. 17. Joan Sacrison of Belle Fourche will teach the historic art to 10 participants. The event is open to the public. It is free to members and costs $10 for non members. Call 578-3724.

· Local artist Marie Louise Tesch will offer the workshop "Explorations in Fine Arts Acrylics" from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at her studio, 3936 Yucca Drive, Rapid City. The workshop, for timid beginners, costs $25 plus tax. Call 342-3328 to reserve a spot and find out about supplies. Or, go to www.marielouisetesch.com.

'Parti de Chocolat'

· The Deadwood Public Library will host the Sixth Annual "Parti de Chocolat" from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17. Cost is $15 per person. Participants will get to sample numerous chocolate confections, wines, beverages and hors d'oeuvres. Door prizes, donated by local businesses, will be given away. A silent auction will also be held for items donated by local artisans and historic photographs of Deadwood from the Centennial Archives collection. All funds raised will go toward the purchase of a Kindersystem Book fort for the children's section of the library. Call 578-2821.

Allied Arts kickoff

· The Allied Arts Fund Campaign Kickoff Party will be 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 15, at the First Western Gateway Condominium Association, 333 West Blvd., Rapid City. The Allied Arts Fund provides financial operating and promotional support to 11 Black Hills area arts organizations. The event represents the beginning of the organization's 36th annual fundraising campaign. The kickoff party features entertainment from Allied Arts member organizations and artists, door prizes and refreshments. Call 394-4106.


· Auditions for the Black Hills Playhouse Summer 2007 Season will be noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at Dahl Fine Arts Center, 713 7th St., Rapid City. Auditions must be prepared and memorized, lasting no longer than 3 minutes, including both a song and monologue. An accompanist will be provided. Call Dan Workman at 605-624-5590 or e-mail ctcsd@iw.net.

Reading series

· South Dakota Humanities Council Reading Series will discuss "Ethnic Oasis" by Liping Zhu and Rose Estep Fosha at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, in the Lazelle Room at the Sturgis Community Center. Discussion leader is Kathy Antonan of South Dakota School of Mines & Technology.

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